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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 16 2015

Nelsonites against Conservative leader Stephen Harper are gathering at City Hall Courtyard to show their displeasure with the Prime Minister with a locally owned rendition of "Harperman".

"The event is part of a nation-wide sing-a-long of the song that critiques the Conservative government’s record," said local organizer Keith Wiley.

Wiley said Nelson songsters are pulling...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 15 2015

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made a campaign stop in Cranbrook Monday to focus on help for Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their families.

Mulcair's plans were unveiled more details of his comprehensive plan to advance health care while undoing decades of Conservative and Liberal cuts.
“Stephen Harper has left important health issues like dementia and...

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Sep 15 2015

There are those who execute contracts and those who award them. In B.C., when it comes to provincially-funded infrastructure projects, valued at more than $50 million, there's a gatekeeper: Partnerships BC.

Tough to keep track of all the comings and goings at the Crown corporation.
In 2007, there were 26 senior employees at Partnerships BC (PBC). Only seven of the 26 are still...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Sep 15 2015

The axe was spared on the city’s Saturday market structures as a shroud of uncertainty was dispelled Monday night when city council fielded, then yielded to, questions and concerns during its public session.

Two people came forward during city council’s committee of the whole public session, while up to one dozen people listened in support of queries to council on the fate of the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 10 2015

The slate of contenders for South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP seems to be increasing rapidly as the filing deadline (Sept. 28) approaches.

Although the Elections Canada website only shows three hopefuls so far, at least three more have expressed their desire to run in our riding (current MP Alex Atamanenko will be retiring at the end of this term).

Elections Canada, as of Sept. 10...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 10 2015

WildSafeBC is giving Castlegar the opportunity to be designated a ‘Bear Smart’ community during one of our worst bear seasons in years – and encouraging the city penalize residents who won’t get on board.

“The bear situation in Castlegar right now is crazy, I've never received so many phone calls and emails,” WildSafe coordinator Jenny Wallace told city council at its regular meeting...

by Brendan Quinn on Tuesday Sep 08 2015

After taking heat in the media and from groups trying to host all-candidate forums in the Kootenay/Columbia riding, incumbent MP David Wilks has confirmed his attendance after the parties agreed to a host of debates throughout the riding beginning in Kaslo.

“Considering it was my team that set up all the debates, I’ll be there,” Wilks confirmed Tuesday to The Nelson Daily....

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 08 2015

The Government of British Columbia is working to stop the illegal and dangerous use of drones near wildfires with tough new rules and a public awareness campaign to keep British Columbians safe.

Mike Morris, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, outlined the four-point plan at a news conference recently in Prince George.


by Brendan Quinn on Monday Sep 07 2015

As election season begins to ramp up, local students looking to vote in their own riding before trekking off to school or travel need not worry.

Although not many people know of it, Elections Canada offers the opportunity to participate in what’s known as special ballot voting.

All that’s required is a piece of photo I.D. with proof of residency, such as a driver’s license.

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Sep 03 2015

The district energy system project and the city’s utility company are looking to plug into a delectable grant in order to achieve lower greenhouse gas emissions in the city.

Nelson Hydro received approval through a resolution from city council Monday night to apply for grant funding through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) by Sept. 15 for its proposed district energy system project...


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